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Entain adds David and Jarman to board as senior director Morana exits

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Stella David and Vicky Jarman are to join the board of directors of Entain as of 4 March, as senior independent director Stephen Morana steps down from the role to pursue his executive career as chief financial officer of online car retailer Cazoo.

Stella David will become senior independent director and joins the Remuneration, Nomination, and Environmental, Social and Governance Committees. Vicky Jarman has been appointed an independent non-executive director and joins the Audit and Remuneration Committees.

David was previously the chief executive of William Grant & Sons Distillers, after more than 15 years working with Bacardi Ltd, culminating in five years spent as the brand’s global chief marketing officer.

Until recently she was chair of shoe manufacturer & retailer C&J Clark Ltd, and spent seven years as a non-executive director at Nationwide Building Society, where she chaired the Remuneration Committee.

David is currently a non-executive director of Domino’s Pizza Group, Bacardi, provider of home repairs and improvements HomeServe Plc, and Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings.

Vicky Jarman is a chartered accountant who qualified at KPMG before working with financial advisory and asset management firm Lazard and Co, first in the investment banking team and then as chief operating officer for the London and Middle East operations until 2009.

Jarman is currently non-executive director of Signature Aviation plc and Great Portland Estates plc.

She was previously non-executive director and chairman of the Audit Committees of financial services company Equiniti Group, recruitment firm Hays plc and manufacturing company De La Rue plc, as well as senior independent director at Equiniti, and non-executive director at estate agency Knight Frank LLP.

Barry Gibson, chairman of Entain, said: “I am delighted to welcome Stella and Vicky to the Board of Entain. Between them they offer a hugely additive variety of skills, perspectives and experiences gleaned from many different roles and industries.

“We now have a truly exceptional Board that will help Entain realise its clear and ambitious strategy for sustainability, growth and innovation.”

“I would also like to thank Stephen for his huge contribution to Entain over the past the five years, as well as his counsel and help to me personally. I wish him all the very best for the future.”

Entain confirmed the appointment of Jette Nygaard-Andersen as its new chief executive in January, replacing former CEO Shay Segev as he stepped down from the role to become co-CEO of sports streaming platform Dazn.

Earlier this month, the operator confirmed the appointment of former Louisiana gaming chief Ronnie Jones to an advisory role on its board, along with other former regulators from several US states.

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